Scores

Final

Troy 72

(5-8, 0-1 Sun Belt)

Georgia State 81

(8-6, 1-0 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

    GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

    1 2 T
    TROY 31 4172
    GAST 44 3781

    Top Performers

    Troy: K. Thomas 17 Pts, 10 Reb

    Georgia State: R. Hunter 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Stl, 1 Blk

    Georgia State holds off Troy 81-72

    Associated Press

    ATLANTA -- R.J. Hunter scored 25 and Ryan Harrow added 20 as Georgia State held off Troy on Thursday night, 81-72.

    Harrow added seven assists for Georgia State (8-6, 1-0 Sun Belt), while Curtis Washington had 10 points in support.

    Troy (5-8, 0-1) was led by Hunter Williams with 18. Kevin Thomas added 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Antoine Myers chipped in with 14 points and eight boards.

    Georgia State raced out to a 44-31 lead at halftime as it scored the last seven points before the break, including Hunter hitting three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point shot with 1 second remaining in the half.

    Even though Troy shot 50 percent (9 of 18) from beyond the arc, and out-rebounded Georgia State 36-22, it was never really able to cut much into the deficit in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    GAST
    Points 72 81
    FG Made-Attempted 22-47 (.468) 30-58 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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